Soccer Precinct - Synthetic Pitch
- Penrice Road, Nuriootpa (view map)
- The Big Project
- Anticipated completion date
- 1 December 2022
- Barossa United Football Club
Grant: $1,034,462, Council: $3,075,841, Total Project Value: $4,110,303
Construction of a new Soccer Precinct has been delivered in the north end of Nuriootpa Centennial Park thanks to a $1,034,462 grant from the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program (LRCI) - phase 2 , which was offered by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts. Council has contributed $3,075,841 to the project resulting in $4,110,303 worth of new infrastructure to support local sport.
The new facilities are built to Football SA (FSA) and International Football Association Board (IFAB) Laws of the Game requirements. The Precinct includes:
- Full Size Equivalent (FSE) synthetic football pitch for all ages/user/gender training and competition.
- Pitch lighting and fencing infrastructure
- Grass modified pitch (MODI) for training and local competition levels and maintains the existing (FSE) grass pitch
- 4 x all user Change room and Club room facilities (kitchen, canteen, storage, medical, user amenities) and referee facilities
- Associated internal road, car parking and service amenities and upgrades
The project is aimed at addressing significant unmet demand and growth pressures for soccer in the Barossa as the fastest growing participation sport in the region as well as Australia. Further playing spaces allow the current grass pitch to be adequately maintained due to expanding the areas of use and allowing recovery time. Adequate changing and clubroom facilities contribute to club sustainability for future generations and achieves gender equality for girls/women participants in a safe environment. The facility will also provide for current and future growth demands ahead of Women’s Football World Cup in Australia in 2023.
Nuriootpa Centennial Park Master Plan
The Nuriootpa Centennial Park and Coulthard Reserve Concept Plan establishes the Park as a regional sports facility and seeks to activate Coulthard Reserve for recreation and community use. The Park has already received upgraded multi-use, gender neutral changeroom facilities, which were completed in 2020.
In November and December 2017 Council undertook extensive community consultation. In addition to community and stakeholder engagement, Council hosted open forums and pop-ups at Barossa Co-Op Mall and Nuriootpa Centennial Park Sports Centre. The consultation attracted 19 formal submissions and 39 informal submissions.
Council adopted the masterplan with a view to prioritising, phasing and costing the project.
Synthetic Pitch is Complete
Lighting is Installed
Synthetic Pitch Installed
Synthetic Pitch has Arrived
Pitch is Level, Paths and Fencing
Site Preparation Begins
Contract Awarded for Synthetic Pitch
Contract Awarded for Lighting
Detailed Design - Synthetic Pitch
Grant Funding Awarded
Pitch Concept Design
Master Plan Adopted
Nuriootpa Centennial Park - New Sporting Changerooms
- The Big Project
Brand new gender neutral changerooms at Nuriootpa Centennial Park.
Barossa Bushgardens Community Nursery Drainage Program
The Community Nursery Drainage Program will provide the necessary infrastructure to fulfill capacity for native plant propagation on-site at Barossa Bushgardens.
Stockwell Road and Penrice Road Intersection
- Traffic Intervention
The Stockwell Road and Penrice Road Intersection project will improve the visibility and safety of the intersection of Stockwell Road and Penrice Road at Nuriootpa.